Shade1951 is, in reality, John Benante. Of course, that depends on your definition of “reality.”
Why the name? Well, 1951 is the year of birth. Duh! And “Shade,” well, that’s harder to explain. About 15 or so years ago, there was a “comic book” series by Peter Milligan titled “Shade, the Changing Man.” To elaborate further would be overkill.
Shade lives in Norwood, PA with his family, which includes a wife, two adult children, 5 cats, and a dachshund. And the occasional ant, water bug, and centipede. Oh, and spiders! Never forget the spiders. They are among earth’s coolest creatures!
Shade is retired, and enjoys a life of solitude. Does this mean that he doesn’t much like interacting with other people?